Årets talare

Hussein Al Taee 


Hussein works at the Finnish Peace Broker Crisis Manament Initiative as Project Manager for Middle East. 

He is a popular commentator and expert in Finnish. Hussein was born in Iraq but came to Finland as a refugee which for him is one of the reasons why he is working within peace medition. 

Achaleka Christian Leke


Achaleka is a youth civil society activist and peace advocate with over eight years of experience and a record of working with over one million young people in my execution/co-organisation of over 100 youth development and peace building projects.

Most recently he was named the Commonwealth Young Person of the Year 2016, thanks to his contribution to peace and the fight against violent extremism.
He is  26 years old  and was born in Fiango Kumba, Cameroon, a town renowned for youth involvement in violence such as jungle justice, kidnapping, and other socio-cultural issues. He says himself that "even though I was a victim of radicalisation and violence, today I have transformed from an agent of violence to an ambassador of peace and change."

Maarit Feldt-Ranta


Maarit is a Finnish politician, representing the Social Democratic Party of Finland. She has represented the electoral district of Uusimaa in the Parliament of Finland since 2007. In 2017, she was elected as the vice-chair of the party. Maarit is one of the most popular FInnish politicians. 

Maarit is a board member at the Finnish Swedish Cultural Foundation. 

She is passionate about social justice and youth participation. 

Noora Löfström 


Noora Löfström works as an expert of international affairs at Alianssi, the umbrella organization for youth organizations in Finland since 2016. Before that she worked in Brussels for four years, at the Erasmus Student Network and the office of the European Liberals.

She enjoys volunteering and is a member of FutureLab Europe, a network for young ambitios Europeans who want to improve the society. She is also a part of the Advisory Board of the Brussels branch of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy. 

Noore holds an MA in Political Science from Université Libre de Bruxelles and has lived abroad for work, studies and family reasons for over 10 years in 7 different countries. She has  attended several leadership courses, danced and runned but right now she's trying to be inspired by yoga.

Noora will be  moderator at Globforum (and also facilitator for one our workshops!)